Rays vs. Yankees Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 13, 2023

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Rays vs. Yankees Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 13, 2023

MLB Predictions

Following a big two-homer game last time out, Anthony Rizzo leads the New York Yankees (22-18) into action as +124 underdogs against the Tampa Bay Rays (30-10). First pitch from Yankee Stadium at 1:05 PM ET on Saturday, live on MLB Network.

Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan and New York’s Nestor Cortes Jr. have been named the starters for this contest.

Rays vs. Yankees Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -145
  • Yankees odds to win: +124
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
  • Time: 1:05 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Rays vs. Yankees?

Rays and Yankees Betting Trends

The Rays have won 77.8% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (28-8).

Tampa Bay has a record of 24-4 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -145 or shorter (85.7% winning percentage).

The Yankees have entered the game as underdogs nine times this season and won twice.

This season, New York has won one of its six games when it’s the underdog by at least +124 on the moneyline.

The Rays have played in 40 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-16-3).

The Yankees and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 17 of their 40 opportunities.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays are the top-scoring team in MLB play averaging 6.1 runs per game (244 total).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 79 total home runs, averaging two per game.

The Rays’ .274 batting average leads the majors.

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank 15th in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Rays has a collective 8.5 K/9, which ranks 19th in the majors.

Tampa Bay’s 3.02 team ERA ranks first among all MLB pitching staffs.

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees have scored the 12th-most runs in the league this season with 176 (4.4 per game).

New York has hit 54 homers this season, which ranks fifth in the majors.

The Yankees rank 23rd in MLB with a .234 team batting average.

New York ranks eighth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.9 Ks per contest.

The Yankees have a 9.4 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, sixth-best in baseball.

New York has the eighth-best ERA (3.71) in the majors this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

McClanahan gets the start for the Rays, his ninth of the season. He is 7-0 with a 1.76 ERA and 58 strikeouts through 46 2/3 innings pitched.

Wander Franco has been key for Tampa Bay with seven home runs, 24 RBI and a batting average of .307 this season.

Yandy Diaz has 42 hits and an OBP of .420 to go with a slugging percentage of .563 this season.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.317), home runs (10) and runs batted in (31) this season.

Josh Lowe has collected 34 hits this season and has an OBP of .374. He’s slugging .651 on the year.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

Cortes (3-2) will take the mound for the Yankees, his eighth start of the season.

Gleyber Torres is hitting .252 with eight doubles, a triple, six home runs and 20 walks.

Rizzo has shown off his power as he leads his team with eight home runs and 20 runs batted in, with a team-high .301 batting average.

DJ LeMahieu is batting .270 with seven doubles, a triple, five home runs and 12 walks.

Aaron Judge is hitting .255 with six doubles, six home runs and 17 walks.

Rays and Yankees Injuries

Rays: Pete Fairbanks: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor strain), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Yankees: Oswald Peraza: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Carlos Rodón: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Lat), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tommy Kahnle: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Aaron Hicks: day-to-day (Hip)

Rays vs. Yankees Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 5, Yankees 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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